|Two generations of skaters: Daniel Cuervo's goal is to beat Pedro Barros. Eventually... He is pushing it to the limits and has masterd the art of finding lines and mixing them with jawdropping tricks and huge airs. Tony Hawk was there to stay in shape...|
|Daniel Cuervo. Looking more and more like a crow flying over the darkness of the round pool|
|Steve Alba's nickmane should not be Salba but rubberman|
Two weeks before the Protec Pool Party and there is still not a lot of activity inside the skatepark. Not yet. The Combi will be closed to the undesirable eyes and cameras for ten days before the contest, starting April 1st. That’s when things start to heat up and when skaters will arrive from everywhere in the globe to fight for the $113,000 prize purse that is offered this year.
I was at the Combi today and we were not a lot of skaters. The first hour, it was just me and Tony Hawk. Tony Hawk is the kind of guy that is rather happy go lucky, tweeting after each run and letting me skate more than him. Then Daniel Cuervo arrived after taking his time with a big breakfast at Subway. Daniel is one of the most consistent skaters I know and includes powered tricks in his shrewd lines. Eventually, Salba showed up with a friend. Now, Salba is better than before. I have always been amazed at how he spends timeless efforts in stretching all his muscles. I have watched it over the past years and today I was amazed at how his body can stretch and curl for extensive period of time. If the Protec Pool Party was all about how flexible your body can be, he would definitively land at the top of the podium…
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